Do It Yourself Octopied

….pencil in where your octopus will be…(which don’t show up that well so, no photo)…

…fill in the spaces with white…IMG_1150…give the white spaces a black border….IMG_1151…add red to the tongue & eyes…IMG_1152…cover white and black bordered bits with yellow…IMG_1153…cover the yellow with green…(add blue to the spit round the tongue)…IMG_1187…spots…like the leopard, ¬†any self discerning octopus is nothing without spots….IMG_1188…dry brush in some shadow at the appropriate junctures…and white highlights on the spit…IMG_1409….finish with a black outline….IMG_1412…hang it on the wall….IMG_1413

…now you try.

Ol’ School

…got me a nicely made,retro (70s?), Dept’ of Education blackboard at the tip shop a several weeks back…

…coupla coats of blackboard paint and…IMG_1256

…finally affixed it to the kitchen wall on Monday…

…easier to draw on, affixed, than when it’s balanced, precariously, on the bread bin…
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…mission accomplished…

…somewhere to write shopping lists or to catch ideas for cartoons as they come out of the nearby radio…

…like so…

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…pretty sure I didn’t mishear him, but this was at 6.00am and I’m pretty much running on instinct at that time of the morning…

…instinct and only one cup of coffee.

Decor & Reading List

…Hoorah the Tip Shop!… I will never be stuck for decorating ideas or reading material ever again…

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..so many tasteful pictures…so many essential titles…

…so little discretionary will power…

…got a bunch of these “planned”…stay tuned.